Article Posted -- April 22, 2011
Game 1: SCCC – 0, Brookdale CC – 2
Game 2: SCCC – 0, Brookdale CC – 1
Excellent pitching by sophomore Melissa Kanouse (Morris Catholic) and solid defense all around only provided two of the necessary three components to win yesterday vs. Brookdale Community College in Lincroft yesterday.
Kanouse struck out five Jersey Blues batters in each game and yielded 7 hits in each game as well as she mixed speeds keeping opposing batters off balance. In the end, the defending National Champions mustered two runs in game one as Sussex could only manage two hits. In game two, SCCC fared slightly better, tallying four hits, but failing to score.
The score was scorless in game 2 through 5 innings until Brookdale got a clutch two out hit to plate the eventual deciding run.
With the two losses, Sussex falls to 16-9 on the season and is next in action Thursday (4/21) vs. Middlesex County College.